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Provincial coalition

Decoda Literacy Solutions

Decoda Literacy Solutions

Decoda Literacy Solutions is the new provincial literacy organization for British Columbia. It brings together the work, experience and expertise of Literacy BC and the literacy department of 2010 Legacies Now. Decoda’s vision is a culture of community-based learning and literacy that supports the full continuum of priorities that have been identified by communities – from early childhood to family, adult, workplace and emerging literacies.

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ABE Camosun College

ABE Camosun College

Camosun provides a variety of options to help students obtain literacy and numeracy skills for employment, upgrade their English, ESL, math, and science skills in self-paced/guided study, lecture-based, day, evening or online formats. Career and education exploration and Learning Skills programs are available as are numerous supportive services such as Aboriginal services, Disability Resources and Help Centres. The college also offers a GED preparation course.
Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS)

Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS)

ACCESS offers customized employment and training services designed specifically to provide members of the Lower Mainland urban Aboriginal community with the education and skills to compete equally and effectively in today's job market.
Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia

Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia

This association promotes excellence in adult basic education instruction and programming. This site contains membership information, publications and related link sites.
Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT)

Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT)

The Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training (ASPECT) is a non-profit association of community-based trainers that collectively strives to prepare people for the world of work. ASPECT offers a variety of employability and job retention resources designed especially for career development practitioners.

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BC Centre for Employment Excellence

BC Centre for Employment Excellence

The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is an independent research and knowledge-sharing organization whose mission is to coordinate the best and emerging evidence about employment practices, programs and policy, and to disseminate and promote research into practice for its key stakeholders, in particular employment service providers and employers.

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Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials/ Postsecondary Education in the Provinces and Territories

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials/ Postsecondary Education in the Provinces and Territories

CICIC is a unit of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). It offers information on working in Canada and a listing of post-secondary education institutions for all provinces and territories. This page takes the viewer to a clickable map with links to educational system directories, information for international students, student tools and other government resources.
Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN)

Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN)

National in scope and based at the University of British Columbia, this research network consists of established scholars and promising new researchers from the fields of economics, industrial relations, political science, sociology, business, history, policy studies and labour studies. The network commissions and oversees academic research projects and has covered areas such as education and training, immigration, labour market adjustment and apprenticeship.
Canucks Family Education Centre

Canucks Family Education Centre

The mandate of the centre is to positively impact low literacy levels on Vancouver’s East side and other locations throughout the province of BC, by providing a co-coordinated, comprehensive, integrated services approach to family literacy and lifelong learning.
Capilano College - Adult Basic Education

Capilano College - Adult Basic Education

Capilano College offers a variety of employment-oriented programs leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees. The ABE program enables students to upgrade their knowledge of English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, geography, history, social studies and computers
Career Trek

Career Trek

Career Trek is the road to your next job in British Columbia. Travel along with Viviana and Brian as they trek over 8,200 km across B.C. and bring a number of interesting careers to life. This interactive website allows you to choose a career from an alphabetical list of 60+ episodes to quickly see what skills are required to fulfil the requirements for the job.
Central Okanagan School District Adult Continuing Education

Central Okanagan School District Adult Continuing Education

The ACE (Adult Continuing Education) program is designed to assist motivated and academically capable students who are 15 or older. The program is self-paced and academically oriented. Through ACE, students can prepare for the GED, prepare for the LPI (Language Proficiency Index), or can graduate with most college / university prerequisites.
Chilliwack Learning Community Society

Chilliwack Learning Community Society

The Chilliwack Learning Community Society (CLCS) builds relationships and partnerships to better meet the learning needs of all community members. CLCS has a number of task groups including Early Family Literacy, Youth Literacy, Adult Literacy and Workplace Essential Skills.
College of the Rockies - Creston Campus - Adult Basic Education

College of the Rockies - Creston Campus - Adult Basic Education

ABE Program offers a wide range of courses and services for expanding your academic, workplace and lifeskills. Courses and services offered are : academic skills upgrading; literacy instruction; education and career planning; secondary school completion (GED); work experience, etc.
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

This is a charitable non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote literacy and lifelong learning throughout the Columbia Basin by educating the public about the importance of literacy and by supporting local community actions related to literacy.
Community Learning Network (CLN)

Community Learning Network (CLN)

The CLN is designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.
Comox Valley Adult Learning Centre

Comox Valley Adult Learning Centre

The Adult Learning Centre is an organization of the Community Adult Literacy and Learning Society (CALLS). CALLS is a coalition of interested people who support and promote literacy for all individuals and groups in the Comox Valley.
Cultivating Educational Technologies

Cultivating Educational Technologies

This site aims to promote wisdom in the use of emerging educational technologies of post-secondary instruction in B.C.

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Decoda Literacy Solutions

Decoda Literacy Solutions

Decoda Literacy Solutions is the new provincial literacy organization for British Columbia. It brings together the work, experience and expertise of Literacy BC and the literacy department of 2010 Legacies Now. Decoda’s vision is a culture of community-based learning and literacy that supports the full continuum of priorities that have been identified by communities – from early childhood to family, adult, workplace and emerging literacies.
Delta School District Continuing Education

Delta School District Continuing Education

The Continuing Education branch of the Delta School District focuses on : Programs that offer the community cultural, recreational, academic, and vocational opportunities; Programs, in cooperation with other agencies, organizations and institutes, which address community needs; Coordination and promotion of the effective community use of schools.
Directory of ESL Courses and Employment Programs for Immigrants in British Columbia

Directory of ESL Courses and Employment Programs for Immigrants in British Columbia

This is a comprehensive online directory of English as a second language courses and programs, courses and services that prepare immigrants for a job or career in British Columbia. The directory allows users to select a city in which programs are offered and view specific contact information for each site.
Discover Trades BC

Discover Trades BC

Discover Trades BC is an initiative funded by the British Columbia government to help provide easy access for secondary students to the many educational opportunities available to them in trades training. B.C. offers a wealth of programs and training options to give students the skills they need to lead exciting and rewarding careers. Students, parents and educators can discover these opportunities here.
Douglas College - Adult Special Education

Douglas College - Adult Special Education

Douglas College offers a wide variety of programs including university transfer, vocational, career and college preparatory programs. Adult Special Education (ASE) programs are offered for people with special needs, or barriers to employment.

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ELSA Net

ELSA Net

The purpose of ELSA Net is to facilitate the effective delivery of English Language Services for Adults throughout the Province of British Columbia taking into account and recognizing regional differences and needs.

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Industry Training Authority

Industry Training Authority

Improved approaches to skills training are positioning B.C. for economic success and providing career development opportunities to individual British Columbians. The Industry Training Authority (ITA) works with industry and employers, trainees and apprentices, and training providers to meet industry’s training needs, now and in the future.
Irwin Park Project

Irwin Park Project

The Irwin Park Community Project went way beyond campground restoration. It touched people's hearts and engaged them in real work that was recognized and valued by others in the community. It was an environment that provided a multitude of opportunities for teaching and learning relevant skills in a variety of ways, all of which contributed to improved literacy for all.

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John Howard Society of BC

John Howard Society of BC

This is a society which offers programs and literacy activities for adults and youths involved in conflict with the law.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Adult Basic Education

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Adult Basic Education

ABE, part of Academic and Career Preparation at Kwantlen, is of interest to those students who wish to upgrade specific skills and knowledge in English (reading, writing, spelling, etc.), math and science; obtain a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; prepare to write the General Education Development (GED) test, the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test, or other specific program entry tests.

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Learning Difficulties Centre of B.C.

Learning Difficulties Centre of B.C.

The Prince George Dyslexic Support Society provides comprehensive services, in an emotionally supportive environment, to children and adults affected by learning difficulties.
LearnLive BC

LearnLive BC

Learn, live and work in British Columbia. That’s the message behind this provincial government website which is designed to answer any questions you may have about studying in British Columbia. It will give you an overview of BC’s internationally recognized education system, details about programs, schools and institutions, contact information, and requirements for studying in Canada. The information on LearnLiveBC will help you pick the right program in the best school for you.
LearnNow BC

LearnNow BC

LearnNow BC is your connection to educational opportunities and services in British Columbia, including: Course Finder which provides detailed information about BC's distributed learning courses; Academic Advising for students and parents to support them in making the best educational choices possible; Tutoring Services in several subject areas and grade levels, each aligned with the BC curriculum.
Literacy Alberni Society

Literacy Alberni Society

Literacy Alberni Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to work collaboratively with other organizations and stakeholders within the community towards improving literacy levels in the Alberni Valley. Through its community adult literacy program, the society offers free tutoring in reading, writing, spoken English, computers and math.
Literacy Builds Communities

Literacy Builds Communities

This project was developed by 2010 Legacies Now to help community leaders in British Columbia discover how literacy can help them address community development issues such as safety, employment and civic participation.
Literacy Central Vancouver Island

Literacy Central Vancouver Island

Literacy Central Vancouver Island is a community-based organization whose mandate is to promote literacy for all individuals.
Literacy Now, South Okanagan-Similkameen

Literacy Now, South Okanagan-Similkameen

This group actively supports members of their communities and helps people find out about literacy activities, services and programs across the region.
Literacy Victoria

Literacy Victoria

Literacy Victoria is a non-profit organization providing adults with free help and support in basic reading, writing, mathematics and lifeskills.

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Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology

Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology

This ministry was created to help British Columbians develop the knowledge and skills needed to reach their full potential and to ensure B.C. successfully competes in the global knowledge economy. This means the ministry must ensure accessible, affordable, high-quality post-secondary education and training opportunities are available.

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Native Education Centre

Native Education Centre

The Native Education Centre in Vancouver has been offering culturally relevant education and training programs to the Aboriginal community since 1967. In the beginning, the Centre was devoted to a Native Education Initiative which focused on pre-employment preparation. Since then, a broader role was sought with expanded programs in both academic upgrading and skills training.
Northern Lights College - Career and College Preparation

Northern Lights College - Career and College Preparation

Programs at NLC are designed to provide you with the opportunity to obtain the necessary classroom education, and supplement that with appropriate practicums or hands-on opportunities to make the successful transition from student to employee.
North Island College

North Island College

With over 900 courses and 70 credit programs in health care, trades, business, fine arts, tourism, and university studies, NIC offers the education and skills training needed to reach your goal, with the flexibility and support to make it achievable.
Northwest Community College - Adult Special Education

Northwest Community College - Adult Special Education

The College provides accessible education by offering innovative courses. Adults with special education needs can acquire basic knowledge leading to fuller participation in the community. Some of the courses offered are : Functional literacy, Survival Math, Interpersonal Skills, Personal Profile and Career Planning, etc.

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Okanagan College - Adult Academic and Career Preparation

Okanagan College - Adult Academic and Career Preparation

Sometimes the hardest part of going back to school is taking the first step. Okanagan College offers a respectful and supportive learning environment designed to meet the education needs of adult learners. The Okanagan College AACP department helps adult students along every step of their educational journey with the services and resources needed to succeed.

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PAL Kamloops

PAL Kamloops

Partner Assisted Learning (PAL) offers free one-to-one tutoring for adults in Kamloops, B.C. Volunteer tutors are matched with learners and help them reach their literacy goals, which can include homework help, acquiring basic literacy skills and learning how to create resumes.
Plain Language Partners

Plain Language Partners

Plain Language Partners offers workplace services considering the special needs of the legal and justice communities to help increase efficiency, productivity and communication effectiveness.
Project Literacy Kelowna Society

Project Literacy Kelowna Society

Project Literacy is a non-profit organization offering one-to-one tutoring to adults who face literacy challenges.

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quizmebc.com

quizmebc.com

quizmeBC is an interactive engine designed to help students practice for their provincial exams. Here, you'll find a database of questions from the last two years' provincial exams for Biology 12, Chemistry 12 , Principles of Math 12 and Physics 12.

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READ Society

READ Society

Founded in 1976, the READ Society helps students of all ages in the greater Victoria area learn basic academic skills through small classes, individualized help and a supportive, caring environment.

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Salt Spring Literacy

Salt Spring Literacy

Salt Spring Literacy is a non-profit, volunteer Society dedicated to the enhancement of literacy on Salt Spring Island. Their current focus is on adult literacy, and they offer volunteer tutors trained to work with adults in one-on-one sessions at no charge. Privacy is assured, and the schedules and desires of the learners are taken into consideration during the process.
Selkirk College

Selkirk College

Whether you’re fresh out of high school, retired or somewhere in between, Selkirk College has educational options that can accommodate your dreams and aspirations. Take advantage of the wide array of academic, career, vocational and technical programs part-time, full-time or online, that Selkirk has to offer.
Sooke School District Community Education

Sooke School District Community Education

Sooke School District Community Education has been providing adult literacy and upgrading programs for the past 15 years. A Volunteer Tutor Program was also established. Since that time, Community Education has grown into an adult secondary school, providing from basic literacy to grade 12 for adults in the Victoria area.
Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET)

Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET)

SASET provides employment services and training programs throughout the Fraser Valley. Whether you are a community member, an employer, a learner or a practitioner, the SASET website features supports to assist you in integrating essential skills into your workplace or life.

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TLFI – The Learning Factor Inc.

TLFI – The Learning Factor Inc.

TLFI – The Learning Factor Inc. is a Canadian organization dedicated to making business and labour smarter about learning through innovations in workplace education. Whether you are an individual in need of professional guidance or a company that requires a transformation, this website offers solutions and services that include needs assessment, training design and delivery, leadership and facilitation support, lean manufacturing training and certification, research in work culture and conference presentations.
TradesInfo.ca

TradesInfo.ca

TradesInfo.ca is a new website from UFCW Local 247’s Twenty Four Seven Training Centre. A clean and intuitive interface provides accessibility to a variety of users regardless of literacy level. Features include free online account registration, a trades-focused resumé builder, a skill builder that measures your trade skills against Canadian standards, a personalized web profile to showcase your skills, and links to provincial apprenticeship authorities.
Transferable Trade Skills

Transferable Trade Skills

By helping to create a habit of lifelong learning that will enrich people’s work and personal lives, the Transferable Trade Skills site offers a unique profiling tool designed to identify workers’ prior learning and experience in trades. TTS enables them to transfer into compatible trades occupations or complete their trade’s certification.

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UBC Department of Language Education

UBC Department of Language Education

The Department of Language Education at UBC aims to advance the study of language learning and the teaching and learning of language, literacy and literature in their broadest frames of reference.
UFCW Local 247 Training Centre

UFCW Local 247 Training Centre

The mandate of the UFCW Local 247 Training Centre is to provide the tools and the opportunity necessary for workers to achieve their full potential in the workplace and to invest in lifelong learning. It was the first accredited training centre for union members in Canada, now with membership centres in New Westminster and Kelowna and two other centres in Prince George and Fort Saint John.

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Vancouver Island University - Career and Academic Preparation (CAP)

Vancouver Island University - Career and Academic Preparation (CAP)

CAP provides three upgrading programs: Access Programs that provide Employment and Life Skills to persons with disabilities; Literacy Programs provide Math and English courses to students who need fundamental skills; Adult Basic Education Programs provide High School equivalent courses in a variety of subject areas.
Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library

The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) is the second largest public library system in Canada, with more than 2.8 million items in its collections, 22 branches, approximately 375,000 cardholders, and nearly nine million item borrowings annually. The administration centre, and also the largest branch, known as the Central Branch, is located at Library Square in downtown Vancouver. Services include a Readers’ Café, children’s programs, an events calendar and room rentals.
Vancouver School Board-Adult and Continuing Education

Vancouver School Board-Adult and Continuing Education

This site provides Adult Education Centre locations, course search/browse services, highlights and general information.
Volunteer Nanaimo

Volunteer Nanaimo

The mission of this organization is to mobilize people and resources to support community agencies in delivering creative solutions to community problems. It is a not-for-profit, multi-service resource agency and they annually refer approximately 1,500 volunteers to these community based organizations.
Volunteer Vancouver

Volunteer Vancouver

With the assistance of government, the private sector, organized labour, the voluntary sector and concerned Canadians, Volunteer Vancouver has a vision to connect people with their communities and to build a caring tolerant society - a society where volunteerism is an integral part of life.

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WelcomeBC

WelcomeBC

WelcomeBC is intended to help attract immigrants to the province and provide a hospitable environment. It offers settlement programs and supports to help newcomers learn to live and work in their new environment. Quick links will direct users to English language instruction, employment information and information for service providers.
WorkBC

WorkBC

The WorkBC website provides an expanded source of information to meet the needs of each of the core users of labour market information. The various sections guide users to relevant tools, facts and statistics, presenting case studies and success stories to outline how particular information or services can help.
WORKink

WORKink

WORKink is an extensive online career development and employment portal for Canadians with disabilities. The site provides job search tools, career guidance and resources pertaining to education and employment. Whether you are a job-seeker, employer or career practitioner, WORKink outlines options and materials that are available to help you meet your needs.
Workplace Essential Skills Training (WEST)

Workplace Essential Skills Training (WEST)

The WEST team of professionals works with employers to create training that is cost-effective, efficient and well received by participants. A strategic effort is made to assess before training and create programs that are job-related, focused and specific in outcome. The result: a transformative change within an organization and its people.
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